Through the magic of radio this unique collection of shows captures American History like no other medium can. From dramatizations of events prior to the formation of the United States and our fight for freedom from England through manifest destiny and our push to the Pacific Ocean. From live radio broadcasts of a date which will live in infamy to the resignation of a defeated and humiliated President and so much more. These shows will offer hours of entertainment bringing our early history alive and remind of us what it was like to be glued to our radios before we were glued to 24 hour news channels and instant access internet connections.
OTRR Certification Information:
Series Name: American History Through the Eyes of Radio Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate Certification Date: March 16, 2008 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 5
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OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.
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OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Certification process.
July 22, 2011 Subject:
American History thru the eyes of radio
This is a great educational resource on American History. Edited after a great deal of work i am sure, into a comprehensive and well presented composite. Too bad the same thing hasn't been done with the history of Rock n'Roll.
August 6, 2008 Subject:
Not at All Disappointing
As I was born in 1957, I am old enough to remember when many of the sounds that came from radio actually did come from television. There was hardly any difference in the dialog used for radio and television. For such national calamities as the JFK and RFK assassinations, the radio networks mirrored TV. OTR collectors who criticize this difference are probably alluding to the recording offered by some websites (http://www.otrcat.com/, for example) which use the coverage of President Kennedy's murder provided by radio station KLIF in Dallas. KLIF was not associated with a television station and it was markedly different. Most people in the United States at that time didn't hear what came from KLIF. They heard NBC or CBS. It would be good to hear how Mutual covered these events, since Mutual was a radio-only network. ABC's news was mediocre at best (oh, but they had a good sounder!)
June 16, 2008 Subject:
A lot of these in the first set (60s and 70s) are relatively brief excerpts of TV audio--NOT radio. Some are cut off in the middle. The bulk of the JFK assasination recordings are NBC TV audio